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jessierose
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   Posted 2/13/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Does anyone have problems with the lights at work causing a flare or anything.?
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/13/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Lots of people have had problems with florescent lights at work. Some employers are good about letting you turn off the overhead fluorescents in you area and using a regular light bulb (in table or floor lamp) instead. In other cases it's more difficult and people have gone to long-sleeved clothing & the like.

I know we have several old threads about the reactions to fluorescents, but I couldn't find them w/a quick check.

Some people, like me, are so sensitive that even going to a department store like target or a grocery store can be troublesome. It can make me tired, grouchy, skin get rash-y, and eyes red & stinging -- but is usually gone by the next day and doesn't trigger anything I'd call a real flare. Constant exposure at work would be a different story.

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jessierose
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   Posted 2/13/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thats exactly what happens I get really tired, my eyes sting,and are all red. and i get headaches I work in a doctors office so Its hard to change the lights I also get headaches everyday right around lunch time. thank you for the info I will try to find that other info
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I get some relief by wearing dark glasses ! I know I look funny in the stores w/my sunglasses on, but....

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tink 2
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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering how this is going to affect us when they do not sell regular light bulbs? Will those new bulbs do the samething?
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   Posted 2/13/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohhhhhhh.  I am SOOOOOOOOO against fluorescent lighting. skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull skull
That's how much I hate them....
 
I get dizzy, my eyes hurt and water, and I feel physically ill if I'm under them too long.  My pcp knows this and so I sit in the room with the lights out! Hahaha....
 
I'm stocking up BIG TIME on the incandescent bulbs.  When the day comes that fluorescents are the only things sold, I'll have a stock pile in my basement to last me a lifetime.  Seriously.  I'm doing that right now.  Buy them while you can!
 
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 2/13/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, the "new bulbs" are fluorescent and are troublesome. I don't know yet if they plan to completely stop manufacturing of regular light bulbs, but it will be quite a while if they do.

In thinking about it previously, I suspect that eventually prices will go up on "old" bulbs -- at worst you might need a prescription to get them! But that will be at least 10 years down the line...

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tink 2
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   Posted 2/13/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I was really wondering about it.
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       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
                  So many beads so little time.....
 
                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 


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   Posted 2/14/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
  I agree fluorescent lights are awful! There are plastic sleeves that can be put on them that helps somewhat but, if your under them for long periods of time you will still be effected.
  I didn't know about the new light bulbs... confused . I will have to look them up. I guess I have been out of touch too long.
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